Customizing Google Maps - What's New 2014

Reblogger Mirela Monte
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Buyers' Choice Realty

Craig Daniels has a great tutorial here.    Bob Stewart talked about this today in his webinar "Getting Blog Posts to Rank in 2015".

If you missed Bob's webinar today, please check my blog later, for I will post my notes from it.  Meanwhile, check out "ActiveRain Gives You The Blueprint For Successful Blogs"

Original content by Craig Daniels

Perhaps you've seen my tutorial video on customizing Google Maps. I recorded that back in 2011. Over the past year, Google Maps received a pretty big makeover in how it looks. Just in the past week, one of the last pieces was upgraded. This is the piece where you can create "My Maps". A custom map is the ability for you to draw on a map with boundaries for instance. You can also put in "markers" on places that you want to highlight. This is an awesome feature for real estate bloggers, because you can not only create these custom maps but you can embed them into your posts.

Yesterday, I recorded a quick 7 minute video that gives a whirlwind tour of how to find the things that you were accustomed to in the "classic my maps" interface. I wanted to get this out there ASAP because the new interface may be a bit challenging... until, someone shows you where to look for your tools.

 

Here's an example of a custom map that I create in the new tutorial

 

And here is the new tutorial "what's new" video for you to watch
(viewing tip: bottom right of the window below is a full screen mode button)

If you want a little more information to read on what's new and what's possible, here are a couple of references for you:
Google Maps Blog - The New My Maps

Lifehacker - Best Ways to Use Google's New(ish) My Maps Tool

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Hannah Williams
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Mirela Monte  You are hitting on all the great points - good stuff

Aug 11, 2015 03:51 AM #1
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Hannah Williams  You know me, I'm a sharer.  :)

These are valuable tools for us.   I don't want my friends and followers to miss any of them.

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It was an awesome class and i really missed Bob so glad to have him back &you too

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Hannah Williams Thank you so much!  That's really sweet of you to say!

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Mirela - This was one of the real takeaways of the webinar today. We have so many resources to improve everything real estate related here on AR, and that is why I enjoy the community so much.

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